It’s finally fall! This morning while I was walking my pup Lucy, it was a cool 50 degrees, sunny and the wind would blow just ever so slightly. A few times, while we were walking the leaves would fall off the tree and float by us. Listening to the wind and the rustle of the leaves was so calming.
It’s been a little rainy and dreary these past few weeks. Around the end of October, I always start to watch my favorite tree in my neighborhood. I wrote about it last year in a post called, My Favorite Tree. It’s just such a gorgeous tree and when the leaves start changing, they change quickly and then before you know it, they’re gone.
Two weeks ago, I noticed a spot on the top of the tree that was beginning to turn orange. I knew the tree would begin its color change soon. This past week, I began taking a photo of the tree everyday as I left my neighborhood. The first day was a brilliantly blue and sunny day, much like last year when I photographed the tree. I stopped my car just across the street and took my first photo of the tree this year.
Over the next three days, the colors kept changing against a gray sky. We had some rain and wind so I began seeing more and more leaves falling and covering the ground below the tree like a gold blanket. I was so hoping the tree would be able to turn completely orange and gold before the leaves began falling. But still…this tree is beautiful to me no matter what stage it is in.
Today, I was coming home from running errands around 4 p.m. The sun was starting to set and was catching the gold and yellow of the tree as I drove up. I stopped briefly to capture one final photo this year. I know in the next few days, all the leaves will fall and the tree will settle in for a long winter’s nap.